Lentinula edodes

Shiitake

Strain: M 3770

 Lentinula edodes - Shiitake Mushroom

Qualities:

  • excellent winter strain
  • quality fruit bodies
  • very suitable for stem cultivation

Characteristics:

This Shiitake likes the cold.  This is expressed by slowly developing and growing, though beautiful fruit bodies of the donko-type: dark-brown, nicely scaled, heavy and short-stemmed.  In warmer growing circumstances the flesh becomes thinner and the colour lighter.  With cultivation on substrate blocks, a ripening phase of 4,5 months needs to be taken into account. This strain is often used on wood, on which it produces very large donko mushrooms.

Origin

Far East

Recommended substrate

composition:

80% hardwood, mixed fine + coarse
10% cereals
10% bran

humidity:

62-63 %

Recommended bag

Microsac type PPB50/SEU4/V40-51

Filling of the bag

before or after heat treatment: 3 à 4 kg/ bag

Heat treatment

sterilisation, by preference at 121 °C

Inoculation

mix with ± 1% spawn

Incubation

room temperature:

23 °C

substrate temperature:

25 °C

duration:

13-15 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

17- 19 °C

duration:

ca. 110 days

Bud induction

unwrap substrates and put them in the fruiting room

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

14-17 °C

relative humidity:

85 %

CO2-concentratie:

400-800 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

Flushes

number:

3-5

interval:

14 à 16 days

between flushes:

temperature increase up to 19-24 °C, CO2 up to 1500-2500 ppm, humidity down to 85%

bud induction:

immerse or irrigate substrate for 12 hours

Average yield

200 g to 250 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate

Important remark: the cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators.  Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can seriously affect the results.